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    Fast Cars, Great Cigars, Fine Food, Smooth Bourbon, & Laughing With Friends

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  1. An hour to kill while watching some basketball, so I fired up a SCLDH Principe. Awe man... it's not completely plugged but a very tough draw. So I start pinching the cigar up & down to find the plug. SOB another cigar with a plug right at the band. I don't run into this often because I mostly buy PSP/HQ cigars from Rob. However, when I get one it is usually at the band which makes it tough to cut out of a short cigar. Anyone run into this as well at the band & have thoughts on when it does happen why it is seems to be more common in the band area?
  2. Fire the grill up & grab a couple of Coronas out of the cooler to hydrate & start with a HDM EE. Next some grilled shrimp & a couple lobster tails. Jimmy Buffet in the background with tank top or t-shirt & flip flops. Next a wedge salad, 2xs baked potato, grilled asparagus, crusty garlic bread, a well marbled prime ribeye & a 2010 bottle of Valdicava. Following dinner an aged Partagas 898 V & a big glass of Ron Zacapa. No movie, head to the fire pit instead, classic rock in the background, light up a Lusitainia, grab a glass of Blantons with two rocks & chat/laugh with the my best mates. Love nights like this!
  3. 50 Cabs of HQ/PSP Luisis. No Brainer if you can swing it.
  4. Been stocking up for years. No worries... just have been buying up what I enjoy to smoke in quantity. The writing is on the wall. Words of advice - Buy more than you can possibly smoke & you will avoid the future price increases, the discontinuation of your favorites that piss you off & the worst that can happen is you have too many aged cigars down the road. I have found that if I over stock I just sell a them to friends that are more than eager to take them off my hands. Buy a cabinet 3 times as big as you think you need & you are set. What worries?
  5. 109 or DC. Love them both.
  6. Never had a bad one. There have been some minor flavor vaiations only. That being said.. I have only bought PSP/HQ boxes from our host & would suggest you do the same. You might be able to buy blind & save some money. I don't see the risk of getting a mediocre or bad box worth saving a $1 or $2 a cigar.
  7. I tend to smoke too fast & have to often force myself to slow down to not overheat the cigar. I think the benefit of a side by side would be not only for taste comparison but also to allow for one cigar to cool while puffing on the other. Trying this with two smaller cigars seems more appealing vs. smoking two Churchills.
  8. So many bourbons so little time... My bourbon collection is diverse. However, I always keep Wellers, Buffalo Trace, FEW Rye, Woodford, Blantons, & Pappy on hand. My pour depends on my mood, occasion, cocktail recipe & company.
  9. 2xs a year for mold & inventory 1x.
  10. Merry Christmas FOH crew & Happy New Year. Hope you have a wonderful holiday break.
  11. I moved to OC a few years ago from Chicago & find the lounges mostly sub standard compared to just about everywhere else east. I think it is mostly due to weather that is conducive to smoking just about anywhere outside. I've found Maxamar to have a good NC selection & great people. The Winery is a great place to have a good steak & has a cigar friendly outdoor area. Can't speak to LA.
  12. They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.
  13. Very nice! Now fill it up. An Aristocrat that is filled with Cubans is a sight to behold. Bob & his crew do amazing work.

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